There’s always something to do in the Bean! Check out my curated list of events for Black professionals in Boston this week.
1. JAZZ NIGHT
Wednesday, September 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Come grab a drink and enjoy some live jazz featuring The Seba Molnar Quartet. SMQ brings you some of the best Jazz in town straight from the heart to the soul. A tasteful mix of old and new SMQ takes you on a musical journey with a range of influences!! Learn more here.
2. TRAP KARAOKE BOSTON
Wednesday, September 7. 2016, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
2Chainz (also known by Tity Boi), is one-half of Playaz Circle, the rap duo formerly of Ludacris’ DTP Records. He is from College Park on the soufside of Atlanta, GA. His most successful single to date is the first single off of Playaz Circle’s debut album Supply and Demand “Duffle Bag Boy” featuring Lil’ Wayne. 2Chainz, who is now signed to Def Jam, is currently working on building his own label imprint, T.R.U, The Real University. Learn more here.
3. BLACK COMEDY EXPLOSION
Wednesday, September 6, 2016, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Hosted by Boston’s Own “Bad Boy of Comedy” Jonathon Gates & Friends. Starring an array of hilarious comedians from right here in Boston and also some well-known comics seen in some blockbuster films and also HBO’s DEF JAM, BET’s ComicView, Comedy Central, Martin Lawrence’s 1st Amendment, Who’s Got Jokes etc. etc. After the show, we dance away our laughter with select DJs, such as DJ Smooth Bee, Chief Rocka Moe Dee. Learn more here.
4. KEEP IT G
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
KEEP IT G at Goodlife Boston. Some of Bostons favorited DJs: Sean G (LA), Yvng Pavl, Nighthawk & Brek.One Bringing top tunes of Hip Hop, Reggae, Trap and Party Jams upstairs. Learn more here.
5. BOSTON CALLING BLOCK PARTIES
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Boston Calling Block Parties in The Greenway’s Dewey Square Park are BACK for the summer! Get excited as this Thursday and every Thursday this summer you can enjoy Bud Light, 19 Crimes Wine, lawn games, and RadioBDC! Free admission, 21+. Learn more here.
6. NASTY WOMEN BOSTON
Friday, September 8, 2017, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Come support Nasty Women, women’s reproductive health, racial equality, and the Resistance! All proceeds from art sales to benefit Color of Change and Planned Parenthood. Learn more here.
7. LE DINER EN BLANC
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
The Diner en Blanc concept began in Paris in 1988 and has since spread to more than 70 cities worldwide. This year’s Boston event, on Saturday, Sept. 9, will be the city’s fourth. Previous parties have been held at the Boston Children’s Museum’s waterfront terrace, on Boston City Hall Plaza, and at the Moakley Federal Courthouse. More than 2,500 people are expected to attend this year’s bash. Learn more here.
8. MELANGE DAY PARTY
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate your melanin with LiteWork Events and NYA.Boston as we present the Mélange Day Party! We’re bringing you a musical medley featuring a taste of the Diaspora; from Soca to Zouk, from Afrobeats to Trap… because Black is beautiful from all origins! Learn more here.
9. NSBE SUMMER SIZZLER
Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Join in for a day out at the park to network with other Boston professionals in the area, while enjoying complimentary food & drinks. Free food and drinks provided by NSBE. Grill masters have been waiting all summer to show off their skills, so come help us out and be the judge. Oh, and they will have your favorite board games, music, sports activities and gift card giveaways. Learn more here.
10. CAMBRIDGE CARNIVAL
Sunday, September 10, 2017, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cambridge Carnival is a colorful and festive celebration rooted in African traditions. This free festival is celebrating 25 years this year and is considered a Cambridge Institution, and is the largest festival in Cambridge with thousands of attendees. The highlight of the festival is a grand costume parade accompanied by rich rhythmic musicality promoting all types of cultures. Participants can be seen as revelers masquerading through the streets in dazzling handmade costumes. Learn more here.